Mark your calendars!
We are back and proud to announce that the 5th annual STAPLE! The Independent Media Expo will be happening on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Monarch Event Center in Austin, Texas!
To commemorate five amazing years of celebrating the best in independently created comics, zines, arts, crafts and animation, we've arranged to bring you a very special guest: the legendary creator of Usagi Yojimbo - Stan Sakai! Stan's been producing comics for over twenty-five years and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Eisner, Harvey, Inkpot, and the American Library Association Award. We are truly pleased and honored to welcome Stan to STAPLE! In 2009!
As usual we'll keep posting lots of interesting interviews and podcasts to the STAPLE! website. To kick things off we've put up audio from Goon creator Eric Powell's panel at this year's show. To listen to it and subscribe to future episodes go to http://www.staple-austin.org/podcast/ and stay tuned for lots more to come! Recording services generously provided by the fine folks at Dial-a-Stranger http://dialastranger.com/
Exhibitor tables are now on sale for next year's show! These always sell out very quickly, so if you would like to be an exhibitor at STAPLE! 2009 go to http://www.staple-austin.org/register/ to secure your spot today!
There's lot's more exciting announcements to come so be sure to stay tuned!
See you soon!
Chris "Uncle Staple" Nicholas